God has prepared a people of transition through seasons of wilderness survival and spiritual growth. Many of God’s chosen people have been trained to truly depend only on the Lord – to trust completely in God and walk with Him alone without the guidance or encouragement of a natural leadership structure over them.
For many the wilderness season taught us that we were able to be fully satisfied and productive without accolades from friends, associates, or any other natural sources. Some have faced extremely trying circumstance and loss of much of the old life that they once highly valued.
God has taught us to be filled with the joy and perfect peace of the higher life of abiding in Him, walking in His Spirit, living in the victory of humility in His presence where there is such intensity of His glory that nothing can bring us down again to live in the lower life of worldly self-centered emotions. We have learned both how to be abased and how to abound in our preparation for the journey that we are now entering.
In a sense, all of this is part of the greater journey that began thousands of years ago. However, we happen to be living at the time of a crucial final leg of the journey. We have entered a season of movement through a dark land that is foreign to us and filled with much adversity, for which we have been trained by our time in the wilderness. Now it is time for final last minute preparation. We are to prepare much as if we were going on a journey through a hostile territory in which natural provisions and protections are lacking.
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the Kingdom of God, Acts 14:22.
At the other end of the journey is the promised land of the reality of the Kingdom of God on earth.
We have been implanted with the precious seed of the Kingdom of God. It is as if inside us is a bag of kingdom seed to replant and grow forth in the soil of the new cleansed earth. The fertile soil of the new world will be enriched with the compost and ashes of the old fallen world. Through much tribulation the new world is prepared to receive and grow the precious pure and holy seed of the Kingdom of God.
“The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. 4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him,” Psalm 126:3-6.
The seed that we carry within is that which came to earth over two millennia ago and has been carried forward through generations of blood and tears as the war of all ages has been waged by an enemy in an all-out effort to stop the seed of the gospel of the kingdom from being firmly planted in the earth. A people had to be prepared, and the enemy had to be exposed before this final show-down.
The end of the reign of terror and darkness will finally be wiped from the earth by the power and wisdom of God working through a relatively small army of kingdom men and women who have given their all to be carriers of the precious word of the Kingdom of God reality into the generations of this world.
The seed of the kingdom within God’s chosen people is alive and thriving in our midst, filling our lives with the precious life of God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. In the midst of the darkest hours of tribulation, the kingdom will continue to reign fully alive within us. Its righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit will continue filling our lives with brightness of His presence within us and clandestinely or secretly among us.
The kingdom world view is always positive in that all things continue to work together for good to those who love God and live according to His kingdom purposes. Though at times it may look like madness, there is always sane godly reasoning in all that happens as we journey into the fullness of His kingdom on earth. The solid rock-bottom reality is that we can ALWAYS TRUST GOD COMPLETELY. Whether we live long or die young in battle, we are the Lord’s and shall forever be with Him.
Our focus is not on the journey. Our eyes are not on that which is passing away. The fires of earth-cleansing judgment are consuming Babylon. All who remain in the great harlot city of Babylon are passing away. Our eyes are upon the goal. As we keep our eyes focused on our goal, the Bride city of New Jerusalem, our journey will continue steadfastly.
As we go many who are fleeing the fires of Babylon will join with us on our journey out of the Babylonian ruins into New Jerusalem, the ruling city of the Kingdom of God on earth.
The New Land of Love
Be prepared to encounter love overwhelming and consuming our human hardness and natural strength. Tender-heartedness beyond anything most people have ever experienced or known will consume us, not human compassion or sorrow for what is going on around us but a supernatural heavenly love that leads to perfect oneness with God and with other people who are also being consumed in His love.
There is a pure holy sense of complete surrender and total peace that seems to melt who we were and transform us into a new being of love. No one can do anything to us that will in any way hinder or damage the perfect love that floods our beings and flows out to everyone around us.
In this perfect love there is no more fear, no more torment or terror. There is perfect peace, and every word or deed that proceeds from us contains the potency of God’s love. All creation on planet earth will obey and be changed by the power of the words of God spoken from our pure hearts that are completely consumed in perfect love. Truly all things are possible as God speaks through His sons and daughters to perform His will on earth.
Love for our Lord so consumes us that we would not for any reason say or do anything that is not what God is saying or doing. If there is anything that we fear, it would be the tragedy of disobeying or disappointing our Lord.
I pray that the Holy Spirit reveal and impart at least a down payment of this love to everyone reading this now. I know that probably many of us may feel that we now have or have had this love, and possibly that is true. However, I rather think that for many of us only when we encounter the things just ahead of us will there be such a death to our lives that room is made for this all-consuming love to flow into us. Probably only then as we are truly crucified in His love and our hearts are completely tender will we fully recognize that we only thought we had love and a tender heart before.
The Sheep and the Goats Divided
Brothers and sisters, we are entering a time of extremes, a time when there can no longer be any lukewarm or fence straddling. In the atmosphere of the fire of God dissolving evil and fully cleansing the godly, there will only be hot or cold, and the hot will get hotter and the cold will get colder. Mixture will no longer exist; darkness and light will no longer coexist mingled together. Darkness will be completely dark, and light with be completely brilliant.
Many saints, for whatever reason, will receive their final cleansing and enter into perfect love as they depart earth to be with the Lord in heaven. Many others will be crucified by His love and remain on earth as fully mature sons to finish the journey to plant the seeds of the Kingdom of God in the new world without the hindrance of the powers of darkness.
Many past pretenders and merchandisers of the faith will curse God and blame Him and His pure-hearted people for the great troubling of their world. They will join with those who do not have an eternal yes in their hearts toward God and cling tightly to their Babylonian ways that lead to destruction. Those of our own “household” will become our enemies.
The enemy’s last major offensive will involve a major effort at controlling the entire world population by a few anti-Christ leaders. This effort will employ a beastly quantum electronic computer system capable of monitoring and eventually controlling all worldwide communications including all business, banking and monetary, military, governmental, and personal activities.
This false anti-Christ system is a man-made counterfeit of the true work of God’s kingdom system of the Holy Spirit networking of Christ Jesus, holy mature Sons of God, and holy angels all spiritually connecting and empowering the kingdom of heaven on earth. King Jesus is on the throne as the head of the supernatural network of heavenly authority on earth.
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel,” Hebrews 12:22-24.
Our God is all knowing, all powerful, and all loving. The supernatural spiritual kingdom reality outstrips the counterfeit beast system in every area. Communication is instantaneous by the Spirit. Everyone in one instant can receive specific instruction by the Holy Spirit within them from the King at heaven’s throne.
God’s strategy is greater that all human or beastly understanding. The servants of God are completely loyal to Him and totally empowered by Spirit God abiding within. God’s holy angels are a far greater army than the strongest army of the already defeated enemy’s demons.
Greatest of all is our secret weapon of LOVE that activates perfect FAITH and the confident knowing of eternal HOPE.
We Totally Win!
~ Ron McGatlin
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|Ron McGatlin Ron has over 62 years of seeking to serve God in ministry and business. Barbara has served in pastoral and Christian education positions for over 10 years. They currently make their home in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, USA. Ron has written 5 books on revival and the in-breaking kingdom and continues to write powerful apostolic/prophetic articles published weekly in the OpenHeaven.com Digest.|